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Information from the CDO Council and the CDO Community

CDAT: A Platform for American Diplomacy During Crisis

By CDO Council · July 14, 2021
Early into the U.S. Department of State's response to the COVID-19 crisis, the need for a single source for all pandemic-relevant data quickly became apparent... Continue Reading

CDO Council Year in Review

By Ted Kaouk, CDO Council Chair · June 11, 2021
1-year themed balloons floating from CDO Council branded box When over eighty of my fellow agency Chief Data Officers met for the first time in January 2020 at the first meeting of the Federal Chief Data Officer (CDO) Council, we did not imagine that our collective responsibilities for harnessing, sharing, and using data to inform decision-making would be put to the test quite so quickly or with such urge... Continue Reading

Update on Government-wide Data Scientist Hiring Pilot

By Dan Morgan, CDO Council Vice-Chair · June 11, 2021
Handshake between two business people with abstract data graphics overlayed Over the last several years, Federal agencies have been working to manage data as a strategic asset. Indeed, between 2018 and 2019, there was a flurry of activity and guidance focused on maturing how agencies manage and use data. Congress passed important legislation, including the Foundations for Evidence-based Policymaking Act... Continue Reading